In terms of what’s best for the economy, 45% of voters nationwide prefer more government regulation establishing rules for large corporations. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 37% disagree. They would rather see less government regulation to allow for more private sector innovation.
Those who live in urban areas favor more government regulation by a wide margin–53% to 29%. Those who live in suburban and rural areas are more evenly divided.
Most voters under 45 favor increased regulation while older voters tend to see more value in allowing innovation.
Not surprisingly, there is a huge partisan divide. Sixty-three percent (63%) of Democrats like the idea of more regulation while 58% of Republicans take the opposite view. Independent voters are fairly evenly divided.
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The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from September 10-12, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 166 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Certain quotas were applied to the overall sample and lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.